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February 25th, 2009

Abstract 11a Series 3 ‘Lines’

5 Responses to “Abstract 11a Series 3 ‘Lines’”

  1. Dick Whyte Says:

    WOW – this is amazing David – definitely one of my personal favourites from the abstract series. I love the compositions and the spiderweb effect – absolutely lovely to look at and to feel with the eyes.

    Wonderful work.

  2. Draw Says:

    Thanks Richard, Its weird how things turn out, I remember making the ‘spiderweb’ pieces I wasn’t sure whether they would turn out to be useful.

  3. Dick Whyte Says:

    This is definitely one of my favorites from the abstracts.

    I often find with my haiku that the ones I think are totally throwaway and feel that are not useful, often turn out to be my favorites. For instance – this one;

    before my eyes-
    a heron lands!

    This was just something jotted in my notebook and I thought very little of it at the time but later when I came across it I fell in love with it. It’s weird how the most arbitrary things can come to have meaning later.

  4. draw Says:

    That is realy beautiful haiku poem Richard. Yes art accidents and throw aways are a highlight of making art.

  5. Dick Whyte Says:

    Thanks D- I am glad you liked it. You are right – it is a highlight of art to find accidents and throwaways. I always really liked what John Cage said about this. I forget exactly what it was but it went something along the lines of “An accident in art is not an accident once you have done it,” because an “accident” implies that it was “bad” in some way (like when you have an accident on the road). When you make an accident in art, if you are able to accept it, it ceases to be an accident. Does this make sense??

    That is why I also really believe in making a lot of art – of continuously doing things and then filing them away, no matter what they were like, so that when you come across them again later you might discover something about yourself you didn’t know or remember.

    See you soon.


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